I am the Unit Leader of the USGS Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Before that, I served as an Assistant Unit Leader of the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit for 15 years. My graduate students and I work on a variety of research in avian ecology, mostly with an applied focus. I have worked a lot with species of conservation concern and have a particular affinity for working with shorebirds. However, my work has spanned over many avian taxa including eiders, ravens, passerines, and long-legged waders.